“Escambia Project” Expands Residents’ Access To Legal Help


It utilizes a unique community approach to developing new legal help services that are accessible and easy to use.
News Story (Florida)

Sandra Averhart
WUWF (Pensacola, FL)
November 6, 2017
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Tags: Access to Justice Commissions, Justice for All

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF), Florida Bar Foundation, Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice (FCATCJ)


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“The Escambia Project really is one of our strategic initiatives to try to do something different, to get justice to people,” said Melissa Moss, deputy director for strategic initiatives for the Florida Bar Foundation, which provides funding and support for legal aid non-profits across the state.

“We know that people who qualify for legal aid at 125 percent of poverty are just barely getting by. They may not have reliable transportation. Who knows when they’re working; they may be working several shifts. They may have childcare issues,” Moss said of the people they’re aiming to assist.